Pop up bike trail has been extended

Published: Friday, 6 September 2019 at 1:38:20 PM

Our nature bike trail at Britannia Reserve has become a permanent fixture and extended to 1.2 kilometres, as part of our Pop Up Play initiative.

At a council meeting on 21 August, elected members voted to make initial pop ups into permanent play spaces after community consultation showed support for the project, this included an extension to the nature bike trail at Britannia Reserve.

“We have had a great deal of positive feedback on the play spaces we created at Woodville, Britannia and Beatty Park. It has been a fantastic experience to watch how these spaces are now being used and the enjoyment they are bringing to so many local kids, teenagers and young people,” said Mayor Emma Cole.

“The comments from our community have been amazing. During our consultation 91% of people were supportive of the pump track and bike trail at Britannia. The main concerns raised were regarding bikes on the existing pathway. By extending the bike trail we have created a safe access point in both directions for kids who want to use the pump track.”

The bike trail extension was completed today (6 September) and cost approximately $7,500 to complete.

Kidsafe WA have given the initial pop up of the pump track and bike trail the tick of approval

“The City of Vincent should be congratulated for providing such a fantastic space both for BMX riders and younger children on the pump track. It is heartening to see a local government use a common sense approach to safety to encourage their residents (and I am sure residents of other areas) to spend time outdoors in this great space,” said Tracy Blaszkow, Manager of Play at Kidsafe WA.

We have reallocated $40,000 this financial year to implement more Pop Up Play across Vincent. The next initiative will be located at Birdwood Square in consultation with students from neighbouring Highgate Primary School.

To learn more or submit an idea for Pop Up Play in your neighbourhood visit imagine.vincent.wa.gov.au

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